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Headless CMS Software

The term “headless” is coined from the concept of chopping the “head” (the front end or the website) off the “body”  (the back end or the content repository). A headless CMS comes only with an API and backend system where you can store the content and deliver from. A headless CMS software provides more freedom to a developer to design the front end the way they deem to be fit. This also offers the scope to deliver the content without any device restrictions and enables managing the backend from a single device only. As we can see the front end and the back end are kept separate in a headless CMS, customization is possible without compromising on the performance level.

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Fastest Growing Headless CMS Software

The Fastest growing Software award is given to the SaaS products registering the maximum growth across social media, web search and number of user reviews

Strapi #1

Strapi is an open-source headless CMS coded in JavaScript. Being open-source, it is a developer-focused software and completely customizable. It enables easy development of self-hosted APIs, which again are customizable as well. This enables the extension of content management with custom plugins... show more

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Sanity #2

Sanity is a management system which delivers high-quality content to digital devices and products. It provides solutions such as landing page builder, e-commerce support, localization, mobile app backend, data and document archives, and much more. Users can treat content as structured data, so that... show more

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Prismic #3

SquidexFree and open source SaaS headless CMS softwareSquidex is anopen-source cloud-based headless CMS software. It comes with a text editor, e-forms, customizable templates etc. You can conduct full-text search, document indexing and automate your website management tasks. System configuration as... show more

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Contentstack #4

This SaaS cloud-based headless CMS is a software product by San Francisco-based Built.io. You can expand your traffic and be in control of your data without bothering yourself about the infrastructure. It offers enterprise-grade performance. Highest possible security is provided with two-factor and... show more

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GraphCMS #5

GraphCMS offers a headless CMS for users who want to build a GraphQL content infrastructure for their digital products. This CMS is fully built as API focussed from the ground up, allowing creators to define the structures, permissions, and relations for the API parameters. Managing the content is... show more

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Kentico Kontent #6

Kentico Kontent is a headless content management system (CMS) for developers, content teams and marketers that provide them with the flexibility to build modern applications that improve profits. It empowers the global and regional teams of businesses to manage their content in the way they want.... show more

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dotCMS #7

dotCMS is a tool that delivers flexible API-first infrastructure that comes with NoCode, which lets users build, manage, and provide continuous, trusted, and connected customer experience. It empowers developers and marketers both to create and reuse content to make connected, unique, and engaging... show more

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Butter CMS #8

Butter CMS is an easy to use marketing dashboard and fast content API for modern apps. It offers a Global content API, which integrates into any tech stack while saving time through instant CMS activities on the backend, thus allowing the user to concentrate on essential issues. Butter CMS consists... show more

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Directus #9

This is a popular cloud-hosted headless CMS platform that is available in a free version as well. It supports full-text search, video content, text editor and helps in doing website management and SEO management. Version control helps in auditing revision history to track the editings done.... show more

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DatoCMS #10

DatoCMS is website builder tool that enables users to manage content efficiently using its headless CMS protocol. With its GraphQL, users can feed content into their web portal seamlessly. It has a Visual Model Builder tool that helps to create a number of items, like pages, case studies, and products, by simple drag-and-drop actions. Adding rich filled texts, geopoints, images, slug, SEO or social sharing options, etc., is also quite easy with DatoCMS. The app offers a customized authoring experience to marketers and editors. With its dynamic layouts, authors can have the freedom to create structured and efficient content and compose... show more